Features Region: Northeast

Neil Belloff – Acorda Therapeutics

Est. reading time: 6 mins

His most recent employer is on the mend. Same goes for General Counsel Neil Belloff, a cancer survivor with an intensified resolve to apply his legal and business skills to those in the life sciences. “Fifteen years ago, my form of cancer was inoperable, but thanks to the dedicated men and women in life sciences, […]

Andrea Halverson Harper – Pepco Holdings

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Her recent reunion at the University of Virginia School of Law was a joyous occasion with midcareer attorneys basking in the Southern charm of Charlottesville. The all-nighters, the moot courts, the paper chases of decades ago, the brushing up on Latin—it all seemed worth it. Maybe even more so for Andrea Halverson Harper, a proud […]

Winnie Lee – Cetera Financial Group

Est. reading time: 5 mins

She arrived just a little late to weigh in on the actual transaction, Cetera Financial Group having purchased the independent financial planning channel of Voya Financial Advisors when Winnie Lee became deputy general counsel in June 2021. But there was integration for her to oversee and ways to streamline for subsequent acquisitions, this being how […]

Tom Griffin – Ares Management Corp.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Every day can be rewarding for Tom Griffin when he’s out and about New York City or the rest of the United States. He’ll pass an independent auto parts retailer and see the parking lot teeming with customers. Or maybe it’ll be a software startup that’s about to introduce the latest app. Or a franchisee-owned […]

James Odell – Momentum Financial Services Group

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Even if the rewards are immense, specialization can have its price. “New York deal attorneys have to be perfectionists because they do the same thing over and over again, often-times with billions of dollars at stake,” says James Odell, speaking from first-hand experience. “The transactions are similar and, though the people and circumstances are different, […]

Bruce Gluckman – Mediacom Communications Corp.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

The unreturnable age of 70 is on next year’s calendar and with it, the likely end of his days as an in-house lawyer. But Bruce Gluckman won’t be ready for the rocking chair. As a University of Chicago undergrad a half-century ago, he caught the acting bug and has yet to fully satisfy it. So, […]

Nehal M. Siddiqui – EY

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It’s not every day that companies face an inflection point. So reflects Nehal Siddiqui on the past two years where institutions such as her employer, Ernst & Young LLP (EY), have stepped up and undertook initiatives aimed at advancing social justice and equity. On the social justice front, EY’s efforts intensified in the wake of […]

Michael McDonald – bluebird bio Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

The biotech’s mission being gene therapy, it couldn’t be sidetracked by what had been a bigger agenda. Thus, last year, bluebird bio—and that is lowercase—spun off its oncology division so it could better focus on bringing treatments for so-called SGDs, or rare and severe genetic diseases. Though there was nothing acrimonious about the split with […]

Ryan Crozier – Genesis HealthCare Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

He always enjoyed litigation, Ryan Crozier being well-prepared and convincingly framing his arguments. But there also was the pressure to rack up the annual 2,000 or so billable hours that private practice expects of an associate. If only he could focus on the other half of the equation. That he has for most of his […]

Barbara Previ – Magna Legal Services LLC

Est. reading time: 3 mins

Bringing in a group of people to act as a mock jury is not only expensive but it can be difficult to coordinate. That’s why Magna Legal Services LLC created Jury Confirm—a tool to run mock juries digitally. While the mock jurors are still real people (not computer-generated), it costs less to work with them […]

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